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Sun 10 Dec 2006
First SAE Formula West event receives Honda support

First SAE Formula West event receives Honda support

Honda to Support First-Ever SAE Formula West at California Speedway WARRENDALE, Pa. (5/26/2006) -- For the first time in Formula SAE's 25-year-plus history, the western U.S. student educational event will be held June 14-17 at California...

1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 Indy 500 RoY Bob Veith passed away

1956 INDIANAPOLIS 500 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR VEITH DIES AT 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, April 3, 2006 -- Bob Veith, a veteran of 11 Indianapolis 500-Mile Races and the 1956 Rookie of the Year, died March 29 in a Santa Rosa, Calif., hospital. He was ...

Fri 08 Dec 2006
Ed Sheckler passed away

Ed Sheckler passed away

RACING LOSES ED SHECKLER, A TRUE FRIEND OF THE SPORT MONMOUTH, Ill. (Dec. 6) -- The staff, family, friends, racers and sponsors of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), United States Racing Association (USRA) and RL Promotions...

Len Sutton dies at 81

Len Sutton dies at 81

POPULAR INDIANAPOLIS 500 DRIVER SUTTON DIES AT AGE 81 INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 -- Len Sutton, one of open-wheel racing's most respected drivers and the runner-up in the 1962 Indianapolis 500, passed away on Dec. 4 at the age of ...

DC on isn't life strange?

DC on isn't life strange?

Isn't Life Strange? Jimmie Johnson and the only primary sponsor he's ever had on the side of his NSCAR Nextel Cup car, Lowe's Home Improvement, is joining the (Bill) Riley - (Jim) Matthews Motorsports team for at least the 2007 (45th!) Rolex 24...

Tue 05 Dec 2006
Dwayne Wilcox passed away

Dwayne Wilcox passed away

DRAG RACING WORLD LOSES 50s - 60s RACER Whittier Ca. December 5, 2006 -- Eagle II Motorsports has announced today that 66 year old, Dwayne Wilcox, prominent drag racing driver from the early days of the sport passed away Saturday Dec. 2nd in ...

Mon 04 Dec 2006
BMW's best-kept secretHeadline

BMW's best-kept secret

I have to thank Tony Brunskill for the title of this piece, as he really did hit the nail on the head with that comment. Formula BMW is what we were talking about and when he said that it was BMW's best-kept secret, I had to agree. How many of you...

Fri 01 Dec 2006
SCC: DC's grinnin' and pickin'

SCC: DC's grinnin' and pickin'

GRINNIN' and PICKIN' Here we are in one of the cruelest times of all for motorsports lovers: between seasons. As a result, withdrawal pain goes up 'cause news slows down. But without much happening to create the news, what else can happen? How...

Thu 30 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Caltex Racing Christchurch preview

NZ V8: Caltex Racing Christchurch preview

SERIES SPONSOR IN THE STAR MART HOT SEAT IN CHRISTCHURCH The beaming smile on the familiar face said it all. High-profile Christchurch businessman Mike Pero had just spent 10 minutes being flung around Christchurch's Powerbuilt International ...

Daniel Becker and mother Pamela memorial services

Daniel Becker and mother Pamela memorial services

The funeral arrangements for Daniel Becker, 19 and his mother (who also perished in the accident) Pamela Becker, 42 Calling hours will be from 1:00-8:00PM on Thursday, November 30 at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington, Junction ...

Motorsports key guests for 2006 conference

Motorsports key guests for 2006 conference

KATHERINE LEGGE TO APPEAR AT SAE MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE DEARBORN, Mich. (11/27/2006) -- PKV Racing driver Katherine Legge -- the first female racer to run full-time in the Champ Car World Series -- will make an appearance at the SAE...

Tue 28 Nov 2006
Fast Track Racing loses crew member

Fast Track Racing loses crew member

Fast Track Racing Crew Member Tragically Killed In Auto Accident CONCORD, North Carolina (Wednesday, November 22, 2006) - - On the eve of Thanksgiving, where members of the Fast Track Racing team should be preparing for a wonderful...

Mon 27 Nov 2006
NZ V8: David Besnard Sunday Christchurch notes

NZ V8: David Besnard Sunday Christchurch notes

BESNARD MAINTAINS NZV8 CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH RACE WIN AT CHRISTCHURCH Gold Coast driver David Besnard recorded a race win to maintain his series lead after a drama packed weekend in Round 2 of the New Zealand V8 Championship at the ...

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Sunday Christchurch notes

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Sunday Christchurch notes

DRAMATIC ROUND FOR POWERBUILT RACING TEAM It was far from plain sailing for Luke Youlden and the Powerbuilt Falcon at Round 2 of the NZV8s Championship at Powerbuilt Tools International Raceway in Christchurch today. A series of problems had ...

DTC: 2006 Awards ceremony summary

DTC: 2006 Awards ceremony summary

A number of DTC drivers were given honorary prizes at annual awards ceremony On Friday evening the annual awards ceremony, which marked the end of the 2006 season in Danish motor racing, was held in Copenhagen, and several drivers from the ...

Sat 25 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Christchurch Saturday notes

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Christchurch Saturday notes

POWERBUILT RACING TEAM BOUNCES BACK FOR A GOOD RESULT Luke Youlden and the Powerbuilt Falcon added another healthy points haul to their NZV8s Championship tally in the opening race of the second round at Powerbuilt Tools International Raceway in...

Thu 23 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Team Christchurch preview

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Team Christchurch preview

HOMETOWN RACE FOR POWERBUILT RACING TEAM The Christchurch based Powerbuilt Racing Team are keen to make a big impression when the 2006/2007 NZV8s Championship visits their home circuit, Powerbuilt Tools International Raceway this...

NZ V8: David Bernard Christchurch preview

NZ V8: David Bernard Christchurch preview

BESNARD LEADS NZV8 CHAMPIONSHIP TO CHRISTCHURCH Gold Coast driver David Besnard will be aiming to repeat his dominant round-winning performance from Pukekohe three weeks ago when he contests Round Two of the NZV8 Championship at the Powerbuilt...

Sat 18 Nov 2006
Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

Rolling Along: Is Hoosier back in NASCAR's fast lane?

An Oct. 5 system-wide strike by some 15,000 United Steelworkers union members at 16 Goodyear Tire and Rubber manufacturing plants might have provided Lakeville, Indiana-based Hoosier Tire and Rubber a chance to get rolling again in NASCAR's three...

Thu 16 Nov 2006
Wally Parks Museum SCTA Exhibit donation received

Wally Parks Museum SCTA Exhibit donation received

Auto Club Underwrites SCTA Exhibit at Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum $10,000 Donation Assures Historic Display POMONA Calif. (Nov. 14, 2006) -- The Automobile Club of Southern California has presented a gift to the Wally Parks NHRA...

Wed 15 Nov 2006
Life's Highs and Lows

Life's Highs and Lows

Wearing a long-sleeve, royal-blue thermal shirt embroidered with Winnie-the-Pooh Disney buddy Tigar, Elliott Forbes-Robinson smiled broadly as he embraced an old friend in Daytona International's garage area at the Nov. 10-12 Historic Sportscar ...

Sun 12 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild Sunday notes

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild Sunday notes

YOULDEN EXTENDS LEAD IN SUPER SEDAN SERIES Australian driver Luke Youlden has extended his lead in the Schaeffer Oil N.Z. Super Sedan Series after the second round at Manfeild Park, Feilding this weekend. After taking two wins from three races...

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild Saturday notes

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild Saturday notes

LAP RECORD FOR YOULDEN Luke Youlden may have smashed the lap record at Manfeild Autocourse in Feilding today but even that sort of pace could not overcome the handicap he was given for the first race of the weekend in Round 2 of the Schaeffer...

Wed 08 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Tasman Motorsport Pukekohe race notes

NZ V8: Tasman Motorsport Pukekohe race notes

Booth flies the flag with eighth at Pukekohe Tasman Motorsport has debuted in the NZ V8 Championship as the leading Holden team after a difficult opening round at Pukekohe on the weekend. Driver Andy Booth was the only Holden Commodore driver...

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild preview

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Manfeild preview

YOULDEN TACKLES MORE V8 POWER Last weekend he was fighting it out at the front of the NZV8s Championship field at Pukekohe. This weekend he will be taming the power of the Powerbuilt Tools/Bed Rumours Handcrafted Beds Ford Mustang ...

Tue 07 Nov 2006
Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

Thoughts from a NASCAR Newbie

As someone who normally follows NHRA drag racing, it was quite a change for me to come to the Texas Motor Speedway to cover my first NASCAR event. I went from watching a side-by-side shootout at over 300 mph between two dragsters on a quarter-mile...

Mon 06 Nov 2006
NZ V8: David Besnard Pukekohe Sunday notes

NZ V8: David Besnard Pukekohe Sunday notes

BESNARD WINS ON DEBUT IN NZV8 CHAMPIONSHIP Australian David Besnard has made an impressive start to the NZV8 Championship by dominating the opening round at Pukekohe Park Raceway aboard his Hydraulink Racing Falcon this weekend. Besnard ...

NZ V8: Caltex Racing Pukekohe Sunday notes

NZ V8: Caltex Racing Pukekohe Sunday notes

STAR MART MAN FOGG THIRD AFTER FIRST PARKER ENZED NZ V8S ROUND Star Mart Ford Falcon driver Angus Fogg is third overall in the points standings after an eventful first round of the 2006/07 Parker ENZED NZ V8s championship at Pukekohe's Pukekohe...

NZ GT3: Pukekohe round one Sunday notes

NZ GT3: Pukekohe round one Sunday notes

BAIRD, COULTHARD AND HALLIDAY SHARE BATTERY TOWN PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE AT PUKEKOHE Craig Baird (CCS/Hilite GT3), Fabian Coulthard (Mitre 10 Mega GT3) and Matt Halliday (Giltrap Prestige/Karcher) shared the honours at the first round of the...

DTC: JAS Jyllands Ringen finale summary

DTC: JAS Jyllands Ringen finale summary

NO LUCK FOR HARTAMANN RACING IN THE LAST SEASON EVENT The last DTC round of the 2006 season took place at Jyllands Ringen. Hans Hartmann joined Martin Jensen once again in driving the second HONDA Accord. In free practice 1 and 2, the...

Sun 05 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Pukekohe Sunday notes

NZ V8: Powerbuilt Racing Pukekohe Sunday notes

POWERBUILT RACING MAKE STRONG START TO NZV8S CHAMPIONSHIP Luke Youlden and the Powerbuilt Racing Team made a strong start to the NZV8s Championship at Pukekohe Park Raceway near Auckland this weekend. As the team leaves Pukekohe this evening...

Sat 04 Nov 2006
NZ V8: Caltex Racing Pukekohe Saturday notes

NZ V8: Caltex Racing Pukekohe Saturday notes

FOGG FASTEST BUT NO LUCK IN FIRST PARKER ENZED NZ V8S RACE Top Ford driver Angus Fogg (Star Mart Falcon) dominated practice and qualifying at this weekend's first 2006/07 Mike Pero Motorsport Series meeting at Pukekohe's Pukekohe Park Raceway -...

NZ GT3: Pukekohe round one Saturday summary

NZ GT3: Pukekohe round one Saturday summary

POLE WINNER COULTHARD TAKES FIRST BATTERY TOWN PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE RACE Pole winner Fabian Coulthard (Mitre 10 Mega GT3) won the first Battery Town Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup race of the season after a lights-to-flag victory on the first...

V8 NZ: Powerbuilt Racing Pukekohe Saturday notes

V8 NZ: Powerbuilt Racing Pukekohe Saturday notes

POWERBUILT RACING SCORES PODIUM FINISH IN NZV8s OPENER Australian driver Luke Youlden scored a podium finish in the first race of the 2006/2007 NZV8s Championship at Pukekohe Park Raceway today. Youlden brought the Powerbuilt Falcon home in...